Lancaster PA Kids’ Attractions – Things To Do for Children

What is There for Kids To Do in Lancaster?

Lancaster PA offers many fun things to see and do for all ages.  But Lancaster County has a lot that children will love.  Al ages of kids will find something just for them.

So, grab your kids and come explore the many fun things for kids to do here. Have a blast, create some fun memories, and enjoy your time together. They won’t be little very long!

See also our complete list of Lancaster PA Attractions, as well as Lancaster Things To Do for Families. We won’t let you get bored here.  There’s also Amish-Related Attractions, Theaters, Historic Sites, and more. See the list in the sidebar to find all that there is to see and do in Lancaster.

Here are Things To Do in Lancaster That Children Will Love:

Waters Edge Mini Golf

230 North Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-4653

Escape to Water’s Edge for a serene outing filled with cascading waterfalls, trickling streams, and lush greenery. Visit Annie the llama at the Bird-In-Hand Petting Zoo, take a stroll around the pond and feed the fish, and stop in for a scoop of hand-dipped Turkey Hill ice cream, all at Water’s Edge.  Visit website

Amish Village

199 Hartman Bridge Road (Route 896), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-687-8511

Learn how Amish kids live today!  Why don’t they use Internet or video games?  After a guided tour of our 1840 farmhouse, stroll around our scenic 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, say “Hi” to our farm animals, and snap a photo in an Amish buggy. Visit website

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Family Fun on the Farm

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572, 866-546-1799

Join over a million adventurers. Over 50 Farm Fun Activities for all ages. Home of the Amazing Maize Maze. Entertain family and friends as you visit our farm animal center, singing chicken show, pedal karts, pumpkin slinger, guided wagon tour, and more. See you at  Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.

Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

226 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7911

Kids love this model train display as they watch 22 operating model trains winding in and around the animated circus performers, the monorail at Dutch Wonderland, a ski lift, and a fire engine actually spraying water on a house fire.  Over 150 animations in all! A fascinating display for all ages!  Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Kids will delight on this 25-minute ride aboard the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine, a larger-than-life coal burning steam train. Back at the historic station, enjoy a wide array of Thomas-themed activities.  Tickets are available at Advance purchase is recommended.

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-569-KIDS

There's so much to explore at the area's only museum where playing and learning go hand-in-hand. Not-for-profit museum features shared educational experiences that delight kids and parents alike. Self-directed exhibits for adults and children ages 2-10 to explore together. Exhibits include Marty's Machine Shop, E-I-E-I KNOW, Mostly Make-Believe, and more! Visit website

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA  17578, 888-353-1490

Refreshing Mountain has fun things to do for kids of all ages, including our ziplines, climbing tower, archery and community pool. We have gymnasiums, pavilions and meeting rooms available for parties and family cabins for overnight getaways. Check out our website for more info!  Visit website

Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Full steam adventure! All aboard a 45-minute ride on the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train to Paradise, PA and back. Dine aboard for added excitement, explore Fun Extras like the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly or Cranky Cars at the historic East Strasburg Station, and marvel at the power and grace of authentic trains.  Visit website


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  1. Dave Wood says:

    Great site!

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